Some articles on league:
... Before the foundation of the League in 1356 the word Hanse did not occur in the Baltic language ... formed an alliance—a precursor of the League—with Hamburg, another trading city, which controlled access to salt-trade routes from Lüneburg ... Diet of the Hansa held there in 1356, the Hanseatic League acquired an official structure ...
... At the time of his last major league game, Henderson was still in the all-time top 100 home run hitters, with 297 ... Henderson is the only American League player to steal more than 100 bases in a single season, and he is the all-time stolen base leader for the Oakland A's ... Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players, and was a nominee for the Major League Baseball All-Century Team ...
... That year he led the league in runs scored (146) and stolen bases (80), was fourth in batting average (.314), walks (99) and on-base percentage (.419), 7th in slugging (.516 ... Henderson became the first player in major league history to reach 80 stolen bases and 20 home runs in the 1985 season ... feat in 1986, as did the Reds' Eric Davis they remain the only players in major league history who are in the "80/20 club" ...
... The League of Nations Health Organization was established following the First World War inside the League of Nations framework ... According to the League's Covenant, it was to "endeavour to take steps in matters of international concern for the prevention and control of disease, even in cases of dire human hardship" ...
... Record League defeat 0–9 vs Stoke City, Second Division, 17 December 1960 ... Record League Cup victory 4–0 vs Portsmouth, League Cup Second round, 9 October 1973 ... Record League Cup defeat 0–6 vs West Ham United, League Cup Second round, 26 September 1962 ...
More definitions of "league":
- (noun): An association of sports teams that organizes matches for its members.
- (verb): Unite to form a league.
- (noun): An association of states or organizations or individuals for common action.
Famous quotes containing the word league:
“Were the victims of a disease called social prejudice, my child. These dear ladies of the law and order league are scouring out the dregs of the town. Cmon be a glorified wreck like me.”
—Dudley Nichols (18951960)
“He will deliver you from six troubles; in seven no harm shall touch you. In famine he will redeem you from death, and in war from the power of the sword. You shall be hidden from the scourge of the tongue, and shall not fear destruction when it comes. At destruction and famine you shall laugh, and shall not fear the wild animals of the earth. For you shall be in league with the stones of the field, and the wild animals shall be at peace with you.”
—Bible: Hebrew, Job 5:19-23.
“Stereotypes fall in the face of humanity. You toodle along, thinking that all gay men wear leather after dark and should never, ever be permitted around a Little League field. And then one day your best friend from college, the one your kids adore, comes out to you.”
—Anna Quindlen (b. 1952)